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Tom Mooney

School Sex Scandal Keeps Lawyers Busy, Creates Tension Between Rival Firms

By Thomas B. Scheffey |

In the past year, the city of Stamford has become the poster child for the dangers of teacher-student sex and the serious consequences for professionals who fail to report suspicions. A long-running scandal has resulted in an array of media reports about criminal prosecutions, civil lawsuits and the derailments of school administrators' careers.

Court Sides With Doctor After Breast Implant Patient Casts Blame for Infection

By Christian Nolan |

The state Appellate Court has upheld a jury's defense verdict in the case of a woman who sued her doctor after her breast implant developed an infection.

Conn. Firm Sues Out-of-State Lawyer for Stealing Blog Postings

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo |

Two tax law firms on opposite coasts are locked in a dispute, but their argument has nothing to do with taxes.

Joseph De Lucia and Nicole Levine

Judge Awards $237,000 to Girl Attacked by Big Dog

By Christian Nolan |

A 12-year-old girl bitten in the face by a neighbor's dog has been awarded nearly $237,000 by a judge following a trial in Bridgeport.

Karyl Carrasquilla

Panel Recommends New State Disciplinary Counsel

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo |

An interview panel has recommended a longtime member of the state's Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel to be the office's new leader.

Angelo Ziotas

Court Cites Doctor's Inappropriate Testimony, Reverses Med-Mal Decision

By Megan Spicer |

In his 2012 medical malpractice trial, Dr. Samuel Maryles appeared in two capacities. He was the defendant. And he also served as an expert witness, in the eyes of the state Appellate Court. The court said the mixing of roles was improper, and the judges overturned a trial court verdict that had spared Maryles liability in a wrongful death case.

Peter J. Brown

Head-Injured Motorcyclist Receives $534,000 Verdict

By Christian Nolan |

A man who was thrown from his motorcycle when another driver suddenly turned left in front of him has been awarded nearly $534,000 by a Hartford jury.

Alice Bruno

Conn. Judge Resigns ABA Leadership Post

By Law Tribune Staff |

Connecticut's representative on the American Bar Association's Board of Governors has stepped down.

William Dow

Commentary: A More Relaxed Voir Dire Works Better for All Parties

By William F. Dow III |

As a defense lawyer, I've always believed that voir dire in a criminal case is, in many ways, the most important part of a trial. It's an opportunity to make a good first impression; to find out who is likely to accept the theory of the case; to disclose biases and prejudices and, importantly, to determine who can set them aside. I think it is interesting to explore peoples' backgrounds and attitudes, to try and identify people with whom I can communicate and ultimately to get them on the jury. But to do that I need candid information. The usual criminal voir dire process often doesn't produce that.

Appellate Court Asked to Settle Another Affordable Housing Dispute

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo |

In another legal battle over the proposed development of an affordable housing project, Milford wants the state Appellate Court to overturn a trial judge's decision that cleared the way for a 23-unit project in the city.

Themis Klarides

Immunization Laws in Conn., Elsewhere Raise Religious Freedom Issues

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo |

The debate over mandated vaccinations for schoolchildren has become a contentious one, with some groups voicing concerns that constitutional rights are being violated as many states make it more difficult for parents to opt out of having their children vaccinated for religious reasons.

University, Town Go To Court Over Dorm Space Dispute

By Megan Spicer |

Quinnipiac University and its host town, Hamden, are feuding over just how much dormitory space the school is obligated to provide. This month, the private university sued the town and its Zoning Board of Appeals for issuing fines of $150 a day since February for what's being called noncompliance with a special permit.

Nominate Young Lawyers For Boston “Rising Stars” Recognition

The National Law Journal, in conjunction with the Connecticut Law Tribune, would like to spotlight Boston Rising Stars. And we're extending our deadline for applications to give you a little more time to nominate someone.

Attorney Gets One-Year Suspension for Impersonating Another Lawyer

By Michelle Tuccitto Sullo |

A judge has suspended a Windsor attorney for one year for allegedly misrepresenting himself as a different attorney during a police investigation more than a decade ago.

Editorial: Balancing Law Enforcement, Technology and Privacy Concerns

Moore's Law predicted a biennial increase in computer processor speed (more accurately in integrated circuitry capacity) whereby processor speed would double every two years.

Martha Stone

Legislators, Lawyers Call for Reforms After Report Reveals Problems in Juvenile Detention Centers

By Christian Nolan |

The findings in a report issued by the state Office of the Child Advocate seemed to shock both lawmakers and the general public.